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A 52-year-old female asked:

Pth 66 calcium 10.2. had 4 nodules on thyroid in september now have 6, 2 visible and feel able. primary care want to do needle biopsy.

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Dr. Mitchell Kahn
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Thyroid nodules: When there are multiple nodules in the thyroid (called "multinodular goiter") it is usually a benign condition but sometimes if there can be a malignant nodule hidden among the other nodules. Other tests that would be helpful would be a TSH and possibly a thyroid scan. A needle biopsy normally is only done if there is some suspicion that one of the nodules is not benign
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